wellhole [wel-hohl] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the shaft of a well.
- a tall, narrow opening surrounded by walls, as a stairwell.
As no one had his horse, all present had to climb back to the top of the well-hole.
The captain had had the well-hole sounded, and had ordered the pumps started.
It was now necessary for the sake of the well-hole to omit the centre-stone.
In an instant, it seemed to spout blood and entrails, and was hurled into the well-hole.
Salmon, and other fish, are thus preserved in rivers, in a well-hole in the fishing-boat.